Our First Responders
It takes a special kind of person to run into danger when the rest of us might run away. Perhaps nowhere is this more true than when it comes to those who choose to run towards fires and accidents in order to protect us and our things. That is why we need to be sure we are taking care of these folks. This means reworking the current Cancer Presumption legislation to include all forms of cancer. It also means placing the burden of rebuttal on the state, not on the responder. Lastly, it means we are also taking care of our responders’ psychological health. When we ask people to do dangerous things in order to keep us safe, we need to be sure that we are also supporting them.